By Vasudev Ram
Just saw this on Rikki Kite's blog. I thought it was a great bunch of reasons for working with open source software:
Here's what I'd say to anyone wanting to know more about the world of open source: If you are the type of person who loves 'thinking outside the box', blazing your own career path, being innovative, helping bring affordable and practical technological solutions to people who might otherwise be left out of the world of technology, learning, teaching, being hands-on, fixing things, multi-tasking, self-motivating, empowering others, & meeting other people who also love these things, then open source might be the right fit for you. If you consider yourself a bit of a punk rocker at heart, then open source might be a fit for you. If you love working with quirky, opinionated, intelligent, inspiring, mavericks (I'm reclaiming that word from our most recent presidential campaign), then open source might be the right fit for you. If you love feeling like you are contributing to a field that makes a difference and is changing the world for the better, then open source might be the right fit for you. (climbs off soapbox...)
The full post is here.
Rikki Kite is Associate Publisher of Linux Pro Magazine and Ubuntu User magazine, and former managing editor of Linux Pro, Sys Admin magazine, and UnixReview.com.
Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises